William R. Phillips
William R. Phillips
  • November 2, 1925 - September 12, 2017
  • Clinton, Mississippi

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William Ray Phillips esq. Born Nov 2, 1925 and passed from this earth September 12, 2017. He was 91. Mr. Phillips is the son of Ray Spurgeon and Belzora Elizabeth (Bell) Phillips and the brother of Frances Bell Phillips Hutchins (Penn).

Mr. Phillips was recently proceeded in death by his wife of 73 years, Maryan Davis Phillips and his daughter, Nan Davis Phillips Bradley.

Mr. Phillips is survived by his son, Jeffrey Phillips (Jan) of Oldsmar FL., four grandchildren, David Bradley (Rebecca) of Long Beach, Ms.; Brandi Shettles (Cody) of Bay St. Louis Ms.; Shannon Mobley of Pearl Ms.; Robert Phillips (Priscilla) of Brandon, Ms., 11 great grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

Mr. Phillips graduated from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, La. in 1955, and was admitted to The Bar both in La. and MS. in that year. Mr. Phillips was a WWII veteran serving in the US Army paratroopers. He retired from the Division of Medicaid, Office of the Governor and has resided in Clinton since that time. The family wishes to thank everyone who provided care and comfort to him during final days. Mr. Phillips was well respected in the community and will be missed by all.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Lakewood South Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 at Lakewood South Funeral Home with burial to follow at Lakewood South Memorial Park.

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